Bonderman Travel Fellowship

Lina Nilsson

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2006 Fellows

Travel Locations: Russia, Mongolia, China, Vietnam, Laos, Thailand, India, Egypt, Tunisia, Morocco

Nilsson will travel through Eurasia and northern Africa in order to understand how different people define the concept of home. She will travel by Trans-Siberian rail from St. Petersburg, through the Russian taiga and the Mongolian Desert to Beijing. She will travel overland south through China to Vietnam, Laos and Thailand, then by rail through India, from Calcutta to Bombay. Finally, she will travel through northern Africa, particularly Egypt, Tunisia, and Morocco. Quoting Henry Miller, Nilsson says “I want travel where the destination is not merely a place but a new way of looking at things.”